How To Step Up In Moments Of Crisis And Adversity

how to step up in moments of crisis and adversity

I want to talk to you about how to step up in moments of crisis and adversity. There are a lot of challenges occurring in the world right now.

The devastation that Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey have inflicted upon the people of the Caribbean, Florida and Texas is heartbreaking. Hurricane Maria has people in Puerto Rico currently in desperate need. My prayers are with all of the families who have lost their homes and loved ones.

Whether we are directly affected by these challenges or not, I think that a lot of people become passive to them. They don’t reflect upon how they can make a difference to help improve situations of crisis and adversity.

We are all global citizens; it is our responsibility to play a role in the betterment of the world at large. In doing so, we are helping to secure a better future for all of us.

In the words of Albert Einstein, “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Are you ready to learn how to step up in moments of crisis and adversity?

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It’s easy to get caught up in our own daily lives, but I believe that we all need to step up and become leaders, whether that means leading your team, community, family, or friends.

Be someone that steps in moments of crisis and adversity. Focus on cultivating the habit of being active rather than passive to active in all areas of your life. That is what true leadership is. Are you living an active or a passive life?

True leaders raise their consciousness. Instead of focusing solely on their own needs, they are more ethnocentric, world-centric, or spirit-centric. They have the ability to step outside of themselves and care about people and humanity, on a global scale.

I believe that within all of us lies the potential to give and contribute beyond ourselves. This is my mission in life, and what I commit to doing every day, both in my personal and professional life. Do you want to know how to step up in moments of crisis and adversity? Here are four ways:

1. Give Money

Giving money is one of the most valuable resources that you can offer to people during times of crisis and adversity. This is something that I always strive to do.

Sometimes when we talk about giving money, resistance can come up. You may say, “Stefan, I don’t have money to give.” If you feel that you’ve got nothing to give, that’s the moment at which you should give. Why?

Because it trains your mind to move from a place of scarcity to one of abundance. There will always be people in this world that are worse off than you.

It’s not about the amount that you give. Rather, it’s about cultivating the habit of giving. When you are able to step outside of yourself and give to others in need, it allows your problems to dissipate.

The Tony Robbins Foundation has a program called, “The International Basket Brigade”, built on the notion that one small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds.

Throughout the year he puts together baskets of foods for over two million people who are in need, and delivers them to countries all over the world.

There was a time in my life when I was in a lot of debt and lived with a scarcity mindset. I remember being so inspired by Tony Robbins’ Foundation that I went to a store, filled two baskets worth of food for families in need, and delivered it to their homes.

In each basket, I wrote a note, which said, “This is from someone that cares about you. All that I ask is that you take good care of yourself so that one day you can do the same thing for someone else in need.” 

Despite the challenges that I was facing during that time in my life, this simple act of service freed me in so many different ways.

2. Give Time

If you can’t invest money, give your time, through acts of service, like volunteering at a homeless shelter or food bank in the city in which you live.

Not only are these experiences rewarding, but it’s also a great way to connect with others.

There are leaders in this world that step up and actually go to countries that are in need of help. They aren’t doing it for recognition. Rather, they are just doing it because it’s the right thing to do.

I’m going to Ethiopia next month to volunteer for a school that I helped fund and build. It is a powerful experience that allows me to get even closer to helping people.

3. Give Blood

Blood is a very important resource and something that people in dire circumstances need in order to survive. Not only that, but it’s actually good for you.

While women have their periods every month which allows them to cleanse their blood, men do not go through this process, which is why giving blood is great! It allows your body to create new red blood cells.

Go into your local blood bank, give blood, and change someone’s life for the better.

4. Send Positive, Loving Energy

Regardless of what your spiritual beliefs are, if you cannot give your money or time, send love, positive energy, thoughts, and prayers to those who need it most. I believe that love is the most powerful force in the Universe.

These are some examples of how to step up in moments of crisis and adversity. Don’t be passive. There is always something that you can do.

I hope I have inspired you to give more and become a leader in this world. There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” 

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  • Linda R. Novoa Jusino

    Hi Stefan,
    Mi name is Linda. I am a Puerto Rican living in Houston. I would like to thank you for taking the time to prepare this video and blog. It has been extremely hard keeping the mind positive. My family and friends are in Puerto Rico in a very tough situation and I am looking for ways to help them from the distance after Harvey’s devastation in Houston.
    Luckily, my family is fine but there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

    I am confident that we are going to meet in the future because since I found about you on YouTube, you have become a strong role model in my life. Thanks again for your wonderful work and may God bless you and Tatiana.